Helensburgh Orchestral Society


Leon Reimer was appointed Conductor of Helensburgh Orchestral Society in February 2022 after the orchestra’s previous Musical Director Robert Baxter stood down from his role in November 2021.

After graduating from the University of Glasgow with a degree in Music in 2013, Leon Reimer went on to study orchestral conducting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he received tuition from Garry Walker, Sian Edwards, Martyn Brabbins, Christopher Seaman, Jean Claude Picard, Baldur Brönnimann and Alasdair Mitchell. Professional engagements since his graduation in 2015 include working for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (Associate Musician), Cumbria Youth Orchestra (Music Director), Highland Regional Youth Orchestra (Conductor), the National Youth Choir of Scotland (Musicianship tutor and Workshop leader), and Scottish Opera Youth Company (Assistant Conductor).

Eager to embrace the challenges and rewards of music making at all levels, Leon has been heavily involved in the community music and education scene across Scotland and the UK. Notable engagements include Glasgow Orchestral Society (Conductor), the City of Carlisle Orchestra (Music Director), Amicus Orchestra (Assistant Conductor), Paisley Sinfonia (Music Director), Lomond and Clyde Community Orchestra (Music Director), and for the University of Glasgow (Musicianship tutor and Singing Workshop leader).

Having been brought up as a singer, Leon also enjoys frequent choral conducting opportunities, most notably as the Associate Conductor of the University of Glasgow Chapel Choir and Glasgow Chamber Choir and as Conductor of the University of Glasgow Choral Society. 

Helensburgh Orchestral Society is delighted to welcome Leon as Conductor and looks forward to working with him.